In the world of cinematic lineage The Guard shares a close genetic relationship with the 2008 darker-than-dark black comedy In Bruges. It’s not just its thematic sibling; writer/director John Michael McDonagh is the brother of writer/director Martin McDonagh (he of In Bruges fame). The films [...]
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I will preface this review by saying that whilst I have, once or twice, watched the TV show I have never been a devotee or particularly a fan. Channel 4 has nothing that I want to watch on it these days, especially now that they’ve [...]
The original Planet of the Apes movie is a classic and, I am confidently assured, an era defining special effects event. 40 odd years later and actors in monkey suits with perfect English diction have been replaced by Weta’s digital simians, a technology that was [...]
Dominic Cooper’s been a ‘hot young thing’ for a while now without ever quite cracking Hollywood. He had a bit part in a little indie movie called Mamma Mia and a supporting role in this summer’s low-budget superhero movie Captain America, but somehow he’s never [...]
There’s a certain Holocaust fatigue at the moment. For a while everyone in Hollywood knew that Holocaust films were a safe bet for a 90% rating on Rotten Tomatoes and a bag load of awards and whilst nothing has really changed it feels as though [...]
Films are my second biggest passion. My Number One passion is football and I’ve only ever been held back by my total lack of talent, enthusiasm has never been the problem. So it was primarily as a football fan (although the film nerd in me [...]